Austin Guido shatters records in Waubonsie Valley romp
By Mike Knapp For Sun-Times Media October 19, 2012 11:12PM
Waubonsie Valley's Austin Guido separates himself from Metea Valley defenders on a second-quarter touchdown run Friday in Aurora. Mary Beth Nolan~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 20, 2012 4:07PM
It was a big night for Waubonsie Valley running back Austin Guido, who closed out the regular season Friday in record-setting fashion.
The senior rushed for 226 yards and four touchdowns in the Warriors’ 41-14 win over visiting Metea Valley to set the school records for both rushing yards and touchdowns in a season. He entered the game 92 yards short of Marcus Forrest’s record of 1,692 and tied with Forrest in touchdowns with 23 — both set in 1992 — but made those his own and now sits at 1,826 yards and 27 touchdowns heading into next week’s Class 8A playoffs.
Like any good running back, Guido passed along the credit for his accomplishments to his offensive line, which opened some gaping holes for him to operate. His four scores came on runs of 3, 44, 70 and 42 yards and he left the game for good after his final score with 6:04 to go in the third quarter made it a 35-0 game. Waubonsie finishes the regular season 8-1 and 5-1 in the Upstate Eight Valley, good for second place.
“I can’t thank them enough,” Guido said. “I don’t know what I’d do without them. It feels great (to get the records) but the season isn’t over yet and I don’t want to worry about that.”
It wasn’t all Guido, though, as the Warriors rushing game rumbled for 427 yards on 46 attempts. Kyle Neese rushed for 79 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown scamper, Demario Webb added 62 yards and Jon Fizer toted the ball 15 times for 64 yards in the final few possessions of the game.
“We’re going to find what the defense is going to give us and take advantage of that,” Waubonsie coach Paul Murphy said. “We have enough flexibility in our offense that we can adjust to what teams take away from us and do other things in our offense.”
Cameron Wilcox led the Metea offense with 179 yards on 21 carries, including an 80-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Blaise Bell threw for 128 yards and connected with Alex Hagemaster on a 25-yard scoring strike for the Mustangs (2-7, 1-5).